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Durel Name Meaning

French: nickname from a diminutive of Old French dur ‘hard(y)’. Variant spelling of English Durrell, cognate with 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Durell, Duree, Duke, Aubel, Dubel, Burel, Rubel, Morel, Durall

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Where is the Durel family from?

You can see how Durel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Durel families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Durel's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Durel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Durel. 26% of Durel men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Durel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durel were Farm Laborer and Clerical.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerical
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Durel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 440 immigration records available for the last name Durel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 426 military records available for the last name Durel. For the veterans among your Durel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Durel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Durel in 1957 was 48, and 85 in 2004.

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